Oxysternon lautum

Oxysternon lautum MACLEAY, 1819

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Description

Body length

16 to 27, mean 22.5 mm

Author(s): Larsen, Trond
Rights holder(s): Larsen, Trond

Ecology and Distribution

Distribution

Amazon basin south of Amazon River including Brazil, Peru, Bolivia

Author(s): Larsen, Trond
Rights holder(s): Larsen, Trond

Habitat

In Peru, fairly common but local in floodplain forest and river-edge forest; less abundant in Mauritia palm swamp. In Bolivia, reported also from low Chaco palm forest, gallery forest, cerrado and savanna (Hamel et al 2009)

Author(s): Larsen, Trond
Rights holder(s): Larsen, Trond

Trophic Strategy

Dung, less often to carrion

Author(s): Larsen, Trond
Rights holder(s): Larsen, Trond

Taxonomy

  • Phanaeus chryserythrus Perty, 1830 (synonym)
  • Phanaeus lautus Macleay, 1819 (synonym)

References

Arnaud, P. (2002).  Les coleopteres du monde. Volume 28: Phanaeini. 151. Canterbury: Hillside Books.
Edmonds, W. D., & Zidek J. (2004).  Revision of the Neotropical dung beetle genus Oxysternon (Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae: Phanaeini). Folia Heyrovskyana Supplementum. 11, 1-58.
Hamel-Leigue, A. C., Herzog S. K., Mann D. J., Larsen T. H., Gill B. D., Edmonds W. D., et al. (2009).  Distribution and natural history of the dung beetle tribe Phanaeini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) in Bolivia. Kempffiana. 5, 43-95.
Larsen, T. H., & Forsyth A. (Submitted).  Dung Beetles of the Upper Amazon. [Book about the ecology, natural history, distribution, identification and conservation of Scarabaeine dung beetles of the southwest Amazon in Peru and Bolivia, based on unpublished research by the authors and many other researchers.].